IBDP Chemistry Chapter 6 Notes

chemical kinetics

STUDY NOTES FOR CHEMISTRY CHAPTER 6 – CHEMICAL KINETICS

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Chemistry IBDP is one of the six group 4 Sciences of the IB curriculum. The IBDP Chemistry program explores the three important aspects of chemistry: Physical, Organic, and Inorganic chemistry. The program requires the student to take a look at the qualitative and quantitative aspects of each of the sections using a range of techniques. These techniques range from informative theoretical knowledge to practical applications in the lab and the real world. This holistic approach allows students to learn in a variety of methods including but not limited to exploration, discovery, gathering and interpreting data, analysing outcomes, and giving feedback. The IBO’s special attention to criteria ensures that the student can interconnect the subjects they have chosen and be able to apply them in real life.

In this chapter of IBDP Chemistry, we take an in-depth look at Chemical Kinetics, focusing on a chemical reaction in terms of their movement and reaction time. The chapter can be divided into 3 sections, all of which are covered in a comprehensive manner in our notes. We begin with the rate of a reaction and the different methods through which it can be calculated. We then learn about the kinetics of a reaction and the collision theory along with how to draw and interpret a Boltzmann Distribution graph. We also learn how to tell the Activation energy of a reaction using an energy level diagram and the factors that affect the rate of a reaction.

The next section discusses how to quantify the relationship between the rate of the reaction and the concentration of the reactants using the rate expression. We then look at how catalysts may affect the rate of the reaction and learn to derive the rate equation using reaction mechanisms and molecularly. Finally, we end the chapter by reaction kinetics’ graphs and how to effectively use them to derive the order of the action to a particular reactant along with learning the Arrhenius equation and its applications.

At the end of this chapter, we can expect the students to have an understanding of reaction kinetics, mechanisms and related factors that help them throughout IBDP.

Chemistry IBDP is one of the six group 4 Sciences of the IB curriculum. The IBDP Chemistry program explores the three important aspects of chemistry: Physical, Organic, and Inorganic chemistry. The program requires the student to take a look at the qualitative and quantitative aspects of each of the sections using a range of techniques. These techniques range from informative theoretical knowledge to practical applications in the lab and the real world.

This holistic approach allows students to learn in a variety of methods including but not limited to exploration, discovery, gathering and interpreting data, analysing outcomes, and giving feedback. The IBO’s special attention to criteria ensures that the student can interconnect the subjects they have chosen and be able to apply them in real life.

In this chapter of IBDP Chemistry, we take an in-depth look at Chemical Kinetics, focusing on a chemical reaction in terms of their movement and reaction time. The chapter can be divided into 3 sections, all of which are covered in a comprehensive manner in our notes. We begin with the rate of a reaction and the different methods through which it can be calculated. We then learn about the kinetics of a reaction and the collision theory along with how to draw and interpret a Boltzmann Distribution graph. We also learn how to tell the Activation energy of a reaction using an energy level diagram and the factors that affect the rate of a reaction.

The next section discusses how to quantify the relationship between the rate of the reaction and the concentration of the reactants using the rate expression. We then look at how catalysts may affect the rate of the reaction and learn to derive the rate equation using reaction mechanisms and molecularly. Finally, we end the chapter by reaction kinetics’ graphs and how to effectively use them to derive the order of the action to particular reactant along with learning the Arrhenius equation and its applications.

At the end of this chapter, we can expect the students to have an understanding of reaction kinetics, mechanisms and related factors that help them throughout IBDP.